US nuclear sub ran aground, one dead

A US sailor died of injuries sustained when a US &to=http:// ' target=_blank>nuclear submarine ran aground in the Pacific the day before, a spokeswoman for the US Pacific fleet told AFP.

Twenty-three other crew members were being treated "for a range of injuries including broken bones, lacerations, bruises and a back injury," Petty Officer Alyssa Batarla said Sunday.

The vessel's nuclear plant was not damaged in the accident, which happened while the USS San Francisco was conducting underwater operations Saturday 560 kilometers (350 miles) south of its base at Guam, wrote the Turkish Press.

Guam, a territory of the US, is one of the American military's most important bases in the Pacific.

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